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"A large number of the Turkish entrepreneurs in the EU (68 percent) live in Germany. France and Holland follow close behind. In the 10-year period between 1996 and 2006, the investment volume of Turkish entrepreneurs increased from 5.6 billion Euro to 10.9 billion Euro. The turnover of 21.8 billion Euro in 1996 has increased as of 2006 to 43.9 billion Euro."

The New Favorite of Investors: Nursing Homes

Bönen, Germany – The Turkish immigration to Germany started with the signing of an agreement in 1961. The move, which had a slow pace in the beginning, increased as per arrangement between Turkey and the European Economic Community in 1963. While there were 6800 Turkish people living in Germany in 1961, with the arrival of new immigrants the number went up to over 1 million in 1975 and climbed to over 2 million in 1998.

"Taking Refuge under the Crescent and Star"

The racist ideologies that began to take hold in Europe in the pre-World War II period led to the fight of many scientists and artists. Professor Faruk Şen has now searched the memoirs of those intellectuals who sought refuge in Turkey, perused government documents and held interviews with living witnesses of the period and has compiled this research into a book that he calls “Ay – Yıldız Altında Sürgün” (“Taking Refuge under the Crescent and Star”), published by Günizi Publishing.

Germany Produces and EMS Transports

Dormagen, Germany- According to data from the German Federal Statistics Bureau, Germany’s exports in the first three months of 2008 reached 379.1 billion dollars. This was 21.4% more than the last three months of 2007. The dramatic rise in Germany’s export volume from year to year has also led to an increase in transportation demands.

The Turkish Food Giant of Germany

Mannheim, Germany – In Germany, Baktat, a company that produces and distributes ready foodstuffs, is known to be the largest Turkish food company in the ethnic market. Baktat sells 1600 different products, has 12 companies and nearly 1300 employees, of whom 130 are in Europe. Exclusive of the Turkish markets, Baktat owns close to 12 thousand meters of shelf space throughout Europe.   

The Voice of the Turkish Business World in Berlin

Berlin, Germany -  Berlin, where the population of Turkish emigrants living outside of Turkey is most dense, also has the oldest Turkish society for businessmen in Germany. The society, which was founded by 28 Turkish businessmen in April 1996 under the name of  the Berlin Brandenburg Society of Turkish-German  Businessmen, today has 380 members. It is the voice of approximately 9000 Turkish business establishments in and around Berlin. The number of German members constitutes about 10% of the whole.

The First Turkish Physical Therapist in Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany - It is possible to meet people in every kind of profession among the Turkish population living in Germany. The second generation of Turks are inclined to prefer areas requiring more specialization as compared to other sectors; having the advantage of being fluent in two languages, they are able to move towards different professional areas.

The Market's Yogurt Leader

Krefeld, Germany – “It all started with the belief that it would be possible to produce in Germany those products that Turkish immigrants would enjoy.” This is how Zekeriya Yasemin, the founder of Yayla, starts to tell the story of the Yayla corporation.
Over 180 dairy and meat items produced by Yayla-Türk GmbH, which was established in 1984, are found in Turkish kitchens all over Europe and particularly in Germany.

If Doner were to be a Profession!

Koln, Germany - Döner, which rapidly spread through European countries with Germany in the lead, has surpassed all fast food products and has become a giant sector with its producers, sales points, restaurants and consumers. In Germany there are overall nearly 300 döner makers. Around 30,000 döner stalls and restaurants employ 150,000 employees.
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Chamber of D

Organization of Ethnic Enterprises

Dortmund, Germany - Dortmund, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia district of Germany, has a population of 587,800 and is the seventh largest city in the country. It ranks 34th among the large cities of Europe and according to the 2005 census residents include 134,000 (22.9%) immigrants.There are approximately 27,000 Turkish people living in Dortmund.
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Caner Aver, Spokesman of DOGIAD.
 

The Star of the Opera

Bonn, Germany – The word Bonn immediately connotes the capital of West Germany during the cold war years, prior to the fall of the Berlin wall, and the birthplace of  Ludwig van Beethoven. Bonn, which was the capital of Germany from 1949-1999, is a charming city with a 2000-year long history and a population of 314,000, located 20 km south of Köln.
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